Women only road race training sessions start in Manchester

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August sees women-only training sessions return to Greater Manchester's Tameside Circuit, with two sessions on 18th and 25th designed to prepare beginner and novice riders for a race at the circuit on 8 September.

Click to download the flyerEach four-hour session will be progressive, on a dedicated, traffic-free cycle circuit where riders will learn the techniques, skills, tactics and group riding etiquette needed to race, plus an off the bike skills session covering training theory, basic mechanics (changing a tube, adjusting breaks) bike cleaning and basic nutrition. Sessions will be delivered by Frances Newstead, a British Cycling level 3 road and TT coach and former professional rider.

The sessions are aimed at developing essential skills in novice and 4th category riders but more experienced 3rd category racers returning to the sport are welcome and would find them useful. They are suitable for the women who are keen to give cycle racing a go, giving them the tools to enable them to train through the winter and start racing in 2014, plus riders who have raced in the lower categories and are keen to refresh or expand their knowledge with an eye on moving up the categories. Each session is structured in a way that allows all riders to participate at their own level of ability and there will be no instances of novice riders feeling ‘out of their depth.’

Participants will then get the chance to put their learning into practice in a 3rd/4th Cat race on 8 September promoted by Adam Newall, British Cycling North West Regional Events Officer.


Cost is £20 per rider per session payable on the day, includes coffee/tea


You have to be female and wearing a helmet at all times when on the track.

How do I enter?

Please email lead coach Frances Newstead at: Frances@cyclingtraininguk.co.uk to register your interest. Spaces are limited so please register early.